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'm catherine kobayashi. north korea's state-run media say kim jong-il's third son kim jong un has been named vice chairman of the korean worker's party. the announcement suggests kim jong un has officially been chosen as kim jong-il's successor. the wednesday morning report says the decision was made at the conference of the workers party in a general meeting of the central commission, the party's leadership body. no images have been made public so far. members of the party's central military commission lead the korean people's army. 19 people, including kim jong-il have been chosen as members of the commission. kim jong un who was earlier given the title of four star general has been named vice chairman of the central military commission, a new post. 30 years ago when kim jong-il first appeared in public as the successor to his father, he was also chosen as a member of the central military commission. jim jiang ill's younger sister kim kyong hui has been named a member of the politic bureau and her husband jang song thaek is a candidate for a polit bureau post. they are expected to act as k
and social agencies. >> all right. >> thank you. in north korea, the youngest son of leader kim jong il has been given two more top post in the communist party establishment. he is being groomed to succeed his father. this is the latest sign. >> at the working party conference, appearing on was a wash with banner sold in the reelection of kim jong-il as party leader. north koreans gathered at information points across the capitol to see the new phase of the communist regime. following its administrative reshuffle. >> the party meeting was a historic event, and the korean people highly acclaimed our respective general kim jong il as jindal secretary of the working party of korea. >> these photographs are the only images to have emerged from wednesday's gatherings. were the country's leader, kim jong il, chose to elevate his youngest son into a senior leadership role. as newscasters announced the promotion, it was the first time his name had been officially mentioned in north korea. [speaking korean] >> little is known about the crown prince, who is around 27 years old. longstanding focus of
korea's state-run media say that kim jong il's third son, kim jong un, has been named vice chairman of the central military commission of the korean workers' party. the announcement suggests that kim jong un has officially been chosen as kim jong il's successor. the wednesday morning report says the decision was made at the conference of the workers' party and the general meeting of the central commission, the party's leadership body. no images of kim jong un have been made public so far. members of the party's central military commission lead the korean people's army. 19 people, including kim jong il, have been chosen as members of the commission. ♪ kim jong un, who was earlier given the title of four-star general, has been named vice chairman of the central military commission, a new post. 30 years ago, when kim jong il first appeared in public as the successor to his father, kim il song, he was also chosen as a member of the central military commission. kim jong il's younger sister, kim kyong hui, has been named as a member of the politburo and her husband jang song thaek has b
that the third son of its leader kim jong-il has been appointed as the force -- as a four-star general. many believe that the party is preparing to anoint thee a man named kim jong-un as his father's eventual successor. from the south korean capital of seoul, here is one of our correspondence. >> from the trains pulling into an immaculate pyongyang central station to the choreographed uniformity of the arriving delegates, it is clear that something is going on. these are pictures that north korea is off authoritarian rulers want the world to see, showing a city being prepared for a very significant event indeed. the last time a major party gathering was held was in 1980 -- 30 years ago. that meeting sok kim jong il appointed to the highest ranks of the party, -- saw kim jong-il appointed to the highest ranks of the party, confirming him as his father's successor. after years in charge, he is for real, the elderly, and on well. there is speculation that he is -- is frail, elderly, and unwell. there's speculation that he is about to do the same and appoint his son as his successor. kim jong-un
state media looks significant. kim jong il -- kim jong-un has been given the rank of military general. this is one of the a few photographs of him. he is thought to be in his 20's. in any seat strong signs he is about to be anointed -- many see strong signs he is about to be anointed. from neighboring south korea, we have this report. in atm the train's coming you and immaculate john young central station to the choreographed uniformity -- immaculate pyongyang central station to be choreographed uniformity. these are the pictures that north korea was the world to say. the city getting ready for a very significant event indeed. the last major party gathering was it 1980, 30 years ago. that meeting saw kim jong-il appointed to the highest ranks of the party, confirming him as his father's successor. now he is frail, elderly, and on well. speculation is mounting that he is about to pull off the same trick by dramatically elevating his third and youngest son, kim jong-un, as the next jos and later. >> if he is anointed -- as the next and its leader. >> if he is anointed, [unintelligible]
workers' party. the first in nearly 30 years. many see strong signs that kim jong-il is about to appoint his successor. >> from the trains pulling into an immaculate central station to the choreographed uniformity of the arriving party delegates, it is clear that something is going on. these are pictures that north korea's authoritarian rulers want the world to see -- a city being readied for a very significant event in the. the last time the major party gathering was held was in 1980, 30 years ago. that meeting saw kim jong-il appointed to the highest ranks of the party, appointing him to his father's choice as successor. after 16 years in charge, he is frail, elderly and unwell. speculation is mounting that he is about to pull off the same trick by -- dramatically unveiling his third son, a mysterious man named kim jong-un as the next choice of leader. >> if he is anointed, you will see a wonderful show. there'll be cries of joy in public. his portraits will start going up everywhere. in schools, in offices, and in private houses. the radio and newspapers and media will start telling s
. kim jong-il took over and is still in power. called the deer leader and now his song will take them into the third decade. he's known as the brilliant comrade. it's grim, poverty filled. it can be a slow change the no the government tolerates night markets where people can sell the things they bruce in unlit streets. police used to stop this kind of thing. now they let it happen. >> the way north korea operates, there will be a stable transition and will take a longer period of time rather than 1 or 2 years. >> there's o one immensly play. china. they want north korea to reform itself but they don't think that the military are capable of doing that. >> so in that closed mysterious country, the emergence of the dear leader, could mean change is on its way for the family business. >> a great editor kim jong-ils son is in power. >> it's still a crime to discuss the family in public. yet here we are in the space of two days. this unknown political novice is given the rank of a 4-star general will and told elected to two very senior workers party positions. it's confirmation. it will c
. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> o once been a generation meeting. kim jong il's son gets two of the top jobs. >> i am scared. >> an emotional appeal for peace from the afghan president. homage karzai beeps one of russia's most powerful politicians is sacked. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- footsteps, will be leader of britain's new opposition say it will -- it was wrong to go to war in iraq? and the chilean miners get a new classroom at campeau. -- camp hope. hello to you. a little more light woodshed on the secretive and isolated -- was shed on the secretive and isolated regime. the youngest son of the north korean leader kim jong-il has been appointed to the love of the highest jobs in the workers party, another sign he is being groomed to take over for his father. i correspondent filed this report from neighboring south korea. >> hundreds of delegates in largely identical suits headed to the party convention. hundreds of others passed along the
tuesday. the meeting is expected to put the third son of kim jong-il in line for succession. he believed to have suffered a stroke two years ago. i asked how much was known about kim jong il's successor. >> truth be told, very little. we are not even sure how old he is. he is thought to be 26-years old, so he is very inexperienced. we know a few brief details. he is reported to have spent some time studying at a private school in switzerland. beyond that, very little is known. we don't know for sure that he is his father's chosen successor, but reading between the lines, north korea calling this a party gathering a turning point in recent weeks. that is believed to be its normal cryptic language. something significant is afoot. most agree that if a succession process is to begin, kim jong- il's son is the likely candidate to take over. >> should we expect any change in politics no matter who takes over? >> if we do see the beginnings of a succession process, and i don't think it's likely to come in dramatic form, we may see kim jong il elevated to a senior party position just as his fath
. there are concerns that the gains in delhi may not happen at all. and speculation that kim jong-il will name his youngest son as his successor. and money laundering at the bank of the vatican. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- . dementia at the damage. the global problem costing the world $600 billion and no cure in sight. and back on display -- some of the ancient iraqi artifacts looted during the 2003 war. hello to you. the indian government wanted to host the commonwealth games to highlight the country's many strengths. but now the games have become an embarrassment. within two weeks, 71,000 athletes and officials from 71 former british colonies are due in delhi. there are already complaints about filthy accommodations and safety concerns have been raised with the collapse of a foot bridge, injuring 23 people. >> india's dream of glory has turned to its worst nightmare. every deadline has been advanced. the worst monsoon in 30 years has left of flood and an outbreak of fever. the l
announced that kim jong-un, the son of the leader kim jong-il has been given two proposed. the latest will be seen as confirmation that he is lined up to take over from his father. from the south korean capital, here's our correspondent. >> the north korean government controls all newspapers. it's difficult to know if ordinary people of north korea are aware of the conference taking place in p'yongyang. it has shown the outside world two important things, that kim jong-il is in good enough health to attend, and he has almost certainly decided who will potentially replace him as the leader of this isolated fledgling nuclear power. it's a remarkable story, even by the standards of one of the world's most totalitarian states. the details are making the front pages on this side of the border. here is the founder of north korea. here's his son, the current leader, kim jong-il. and one of the few childhood of him,exthat exists there is his son, kim jong-un. >> just hours before the conference, he was promoted to the rank of four start military general. now we learn he has been made vice cha
the rest of the world to see. a meeting has opened the way for the countries ailing leader kim jong-il to hand power to his youngest son. john simpson filed this report from neighboring south korea appeared . >> it's rush hour. hundreds of delegates are heading for the party convention. hundreds of others were bused all along the boulevards. propaganda speaks about a happier tomorrow, which would not be difficult, and of course, about national unity, because that is what all this is about -- trying to stabilize and north korea's unpredictable politics by uniting the military with the communist party under the control of kim jong-il and his own strange clan. state television announced a rise of the dynasty's third generation. kim jong-un has been made a general. there are very few pictures of him. e was educated in switzerland and must, therefore, understand the west. husband is said to be the real power behind the throne. governor in north korea is a family business. it started in 1945 with the founding of the state by "the great leader." in 1994, kim jong-il took over. he is called "t
in delhi will happen. and north korea on points and new leader. there is speculation kim jong-il will name his youngest son his successor. and allegations of money laundering at the vatican. ed welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- dementia, the epidemic, costing the world $600 billion and no cure in sight. and back on display. some iraqi architects after the 2003 war. hello to you. the indian government once the commonwealth games to highlight the country's many strengths. but many fear the games have become an embarrassment. within two weeks, 71,000 athletes and officials are due in delhi. there are already complaints of filthy accommodation and safety concerns with the collapse of a footbridge injuring 23. our correspondent is there. >> dreams of glory are turning into a nightmare. every deadline has been mixed. the worst monsoon in 30 years has left floods and an outbreak of fever. the latest worry is -- the accommodations for the athletes. once teams began arriving, it became c
correa's ailing leader, kim jong il, has led the groundwork for the transition of power to his senior -- to his emerson. he was made a military general earlier in the week. from south korea, our reporter. >> the north korean government controls all newspapers, so it is difficult to know whether ordinary north koreans know the significance of the rare party conference taking place in p'yongyang. but it has shown the outside world to important things -- that kim jong il is in good enough health to attend and for the moment still holding onto power, and that he has almost certainly decided who will replace him as the leader of this isolated fledgling nuclear power. it is a remarkable story, even by the standards of one of the world's most totalitarian states, and the details are making the front pages on this side of the border in the south. here is can ill son, the founder of north korea. -- kim il sung, the founder of north korea. here is his son, kim jong il. and here is his son, the man who has gone from political nobody to a very big somebody in a matter of days. first, just hours b
has held its biggest gathering in 30 years. the last time that they did that, kim jong il was anointed successor to his father. it seems history is about to be repeated with the ailing dictator preparing the way for his son to take control of the most secret nation on earth. his son was just made a four- star general, that much we know. anything else that you can tell us about this young man? >> we know very little about him at all. he attended an international school in switzerland, classmates say that he was a fan of the american nba basketball league. other than that we know very little. he is thought to be around 27 years old. perhaps not the most impressive person to take over the running of one of the bombers -- one of the world's most authoritarian countries. >> how are people reacting in south korea? of >> huge reaction. north korea is one of the world's most totalitarian governments. people are used to predicting its demise. here for the first time in a long time we potentially have a sense of the moment that change, a subtle shift. it might not look like a coronation, but def
think china is welcome of kim jong il the last two times based on china's goal. china wants to have the economic development. if north korea disturbed to the peaceful environment in the region and with other countries, china would have economic development may be disturbed. i think he welcomed kim jong- il's reason to visit. -- recent visit. if north korea provoked another thing like cheonan, what would be -- how would join the treat -- thea treat -- bilateralization between china and north korea, how would that be affected? thank you. >> me? [laughter] >> john park. >> thank you for a question. -- for your question. it would depend on how another provocation occurred. if it were ambiguous, china would react similarly. if it were clear-cut that it were north korea, that would put china in a difficult position. i would say it really depends on the circumstance. when north korea conducted the first nuclear test, and wrote the un security dons a wreck -- council resolution. >> yes, sir. here on the end of the row. >> thank you. i'm with the executive intelligence review. i wonder if an
their rather orchestrated arrival. north korea's leader kim jong il convened a rare general assembly to tackle the trickyiest of succession issues keeping dictatorial power in the family. outoutside the hall the cameras caught the air of celebration, a celebration of continuity for the dear leader has picked one of his three sons as his likely successor, promoting him to the position of four star general. the news was reported with conviction. and here he is. kim jong-un at 11 years old. he was educated at this swiss school is now thought to be 26 or 27 but little else is known. this one view from south korea . >> he's young and charismatic. we heard that he holds meetings and he doesn't let others talk. >> reporter: the founder of north korea kim il sung also known as the great leader died in 1994 and his son kim jong il the dear leader took over. he's been looking frail of late. he has three sons kim jong- num and the youngest kim jong-un now called the young general. he'll be rivaled by the sister. she was also made a general today. her husband is regarded as a powerful political figure. in
. >>> north korean leader kim jong-il has named his third son, kim jong-un a four-star general in the military. north korea's state-run television made the special announcement on tuesday, the opening day of the workers party conference. it marks the first time that the son's name has ever been mentioned in public. kim jong-un is also expected to be given a high-ranking party post to succeed his father. the announcement said the leader's younger sister, kim yong he, has also been promoted to a four-star general. it's thought she will serve as care taker until power is transferred to kim jong-un. now little is known about kim jong-un, even basic facts about jong-un, who is likely to succeed his father as leader, have been long been shrouded in mystery. >> such things as the year of kim jong-un's birth cannot be acertained with certainty. it is widely thought that the heir apparent was born in 1983, but some experts suggest 1984 is the more likely year. in the late 1990s, kim jong-un studied in switzerland for several years. at school, he used the name pak un and it is said he identified himself
il, to his youngest son. kim jong un gained new duties. he has still not been seen in public. we have been probing the mysterious silence from p'yongyang. >> only in north korea. so far, just a couple of still photographs have been released from the party congress, this one so why you cannot really see the leader, kim jong il, in any detail. maybe that is the point, if he is obviously s.e.c.. the other picture shows the delegates with some of the leaders at the front. kim jong il's sister who has just been made a general is there, but his son, kim jong un, is not. this is north korean television tonight. the extraordinary thing is that nearly two days after the opening of the main party conferce tre has still been no coverage of it on television. why not? here is the main south korean news agency. they are trying to work that out. the agency's political analyst does not believe the leader is too sick to be shown on television. he thinks it is just north korea's reluctance to give out information of any kind. when a television pictures of the leader's son, kim jong un? >> the north kor
for a transfer of power from leader kim jong-il to his successor. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> the workers party holds conferences when necessary in the periods between party conventions. it uses them to discuss urgent issues and elect or expel members of its central committee. it's only held a conference twice before, in 1958 and 1966. the party's central committee appears to be dysfunctional as more than half its original 140 members have died or been expelled. a key part of the central committee originally had five members, but now only has one, kim jong-il. there's widespread speculation that the conference will change the members of the central committee and push forward the transfer of power from kim jong-il to his third son. >>> in new york, world leaders have begun discussions on ways to achieve the millennium development goals to eliminate poverty in developing countries. >>> the clock is ticking. we created a blueprint for ending extreme poverty. >> the millennium development goals adopted at the u.n. millennium summit in 2000 are a set of eight goals that include having poverty
of power in the world's only hereditary communist dictatorship. kim jong il may use the conference, as it was previously postponed. our chinese correspondents traveled to the border for the report. >> this is the only concern vote of, taken about 15 years ago. soon, north korea could have a new leader. the glimpse of what is happening inside of this broken, secretive nation. a city with decrepit factories and only minimal traffic on the road. as the son of kim jong-il is being groomed, people are starving to death in the streets. >> the people are very weak. many of them starve. they just sit in one place and die. i once saw someone sitting on a public toilet without moving, they were too weak to move and they died two days later. >> there is some food, but very few have the money to buy it. these people have just one meal for day because the kim jong il economic policies have been disastrous. himself weekend likely by a stroke, he made a rare visit to china last month. looking for chinese support for his son's succession. other north koreans told us that his son is too young and i
say will signal a shift in power from king john hill to one of his sons. -- kim jong il to one of his sons. >> all we know for sure, as confirmed by these posters in central p'yongyang, is that the rehr workers' party meeting will take place sometime this month, but its purpose is harder to clean. other than hints by the critic media and public officials. -- cryptic media and public officials. >> it is coming anytime when there is a turning point in the revolution, this academic says. his world -- his words are almost certainly preapproved. 30 years ago, kim jong il became a permanent member of the politburo, confirming him as the chosen for it the successor of his father. but he is frail, thin and walking with a limp. it could be that we are about to witness the beginning of another transition of power. here in south korea, the speculation is mounting that the north ruthless ruling dynasty is about to keep it in the family once again and that the whole purpose of this party conference is to elevate one of kim jong il's son to a senior party position. all eyes are on this suon, the ye
in power from kim jong il to one of his sons. there are signs the event could happen next week >> all we know for sure is that the worker's party meeting will take place this month, but its purpose is harder to gleam. there has been one turning point before at the last major party gathering 20 years ago. it was a moment kim jong il became a permanent member, confirming him as the successor. he believes to have suffered a stroke, which has left them walking with a limp. could we be about to witness the beginning of another transition of power. speculation is mounting that they are about to keep it in the family, and the whole purpose is to elevate to a key party position. all eyes are on this one. north korean have excepted once before the divine right to rule, but it is fraught with risk. the outside world will be watching with interest. >> more than 30 traffic men are still waiting to find out exactly when they will be rescued. reaching more than 30 trapped men are still waiting to find out exactly when they will be rescued. a roll call in honor of 33 men who remain trapped. one month h
in the vicinity of [inaudible] mountain. the chinese oppose the succession of kim jong il. the north koreans have very good reasons not to trust china completely. and to be concerned about china reasserting their traditional hegemony over the korean peninsula. for that reason, i'm surprised we are asking china to become so involved -- we asked china to do our dirty work by bringing the north koreans back to the six party talks. we asked the chinese to become more and more involved in helping us approach the north. what we are essentially doing is ask the chinese to do what the north koreans have most resented over the past few decades. given this shaky relationship over the last six decades, i'm surprised -- i was amazed -- that was reading reports of a recent trip to china that kim jong-il made and everybody matter-of-factly said he is going to secure china's blessing for the succession of this third son. a country that so jealously guards their sovereign prerogatives would never go to another country -- this is something cho sun leaders had done when the secretary system existed. but it is unco
'm therineobayhi with your update. >>> north korean leader, kim jong il, has named his third son, kim jong un, as a four-star general. the official korean central news agency made the announcement early on tuesday. the opening day of the conference. it marks the first time that the son's name has ever gone public. kim jong un is also expected to be given a high ranking party post to succeed his father. the announcement said the leader's younger sister, kim yung he has also been promoted to a four-star general. she's considered to be a caretaker for the transfer of power. >>> japanese prime minister naoto kan said he's thinking of attending the asian europe meeting in belgium next week. seeking support of european countries over the maritime collision in the senkaku islands. speaking to reporters, kan said asean leaders and be be many european countries will be at the meeting and he thinks japan should be represented. >>> kan would meet leaders through bilateral talks on the sidelines of the two-day meeting starting monday. he would explain that there is no territorial dispute over the senkaku
-- kim jong-il has elevated his son to a 4 star general. >> reporter: we are not even getting any fresh pictures out of the communist conference today in north korea. that is supposed to be his coming out party. here is what we know about kim jong-eun. easy round 27-years-old. he spent time at a private school in switzerland. he loves u.s. basketball, a big fan of michael jordan and some say he's a tough chip off his father's block, that is kim jong-il. we know he's on his way to the talk, named as a four-star general even though he hasn't spent a day in the military. another analyst notes there is a sense of urgency about all this. kim jong-il might be more sick than we believe and the son might be taking over sooner than we think. jenna: it's hard to know what is going on inside that country that keeps all the information so tight and confidential. what can we say about the change in leadership. what does it mean for the rest of us. >> reporter: that's tricky too, jenna. despite or maybe because of his youth maybe we won't see too much change over the next several years. also named to
of its founding on thursday. and it appears to be preparing for the succession of its leader, kim jong-il. military and korean workers puerto fishes met on wednesday in pyongyang. the prime minister stressed the significance of the party's first conference in 44 years, scheduled to open this month. kim was absent from the meeting. he was quoted as saying, the entire nation is taking part in efforts to hold the upcoming conference. a new lineup of top party officials is expected to be announced at the conference to facilitate the succession. kim's youngest son, kim john un, is seen as the most likely candidate to succeed his father. attention is focused on whether he will be given a top executive post at the meeting. north korea's state-run media has reported that regional representatives are arriving in pyongyang to take part in the conference. they haven't reported the exact start date. the commander of the u.s. pacific fleet says he's wary of north korea's move toward the eventual transfer of power from leader kim jong-il to one of his sons. admirable patrick walsh told reporters in tok
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